New youth media programme

shmu launches brand new youth media sessions

SHMU Youth Media Taster sessions will be taking place at shmu between 20th-24th October where young people of academy age will get the opportunity to try radio presenting, film making, music production and magazine production/journalism. 

If you live in the shmu target areas of Northfield, Cummings Park, Middlefield, Woodside, Tillydrone, Seaton or Torry and want to try some media training then get in touch with Denise on 01224 515013 or

This new project builds on the success of the pilot Youth Radio Project (YRP), which has already supported young people to broadcast regular live radio programmes across the city on the shmuFM community radio station. The young people will be given comprehensive support and training, combined with involvement in all stages of preparation for the broadcast. The 'live' aspect is an exciting element for the participants, while also offering significant challenges which can only be overcome through confidence, good communication, dedication and group work, arming the young people with a wide range of new skills. 

Murray Dawson, CEO of shmu said ‘This is an exciting and dynamic project with huge potential to enhance the lives of young people from our regenerations communities and beyond, where the participants themselves are given a platform to voice their views on their own terms and subject matter. We are really looking forward to guiding them in shaping their own futures into something positive, rewarding and inspirational.’

The youth media project is part of a wider initiative within station house, which has expanded over the past decade, adding music, employability and an ethical trading arm to our business. The youth media element plans to grow year on year, delivering more services and opportunities to regeneration areas of the city.  The project will see shmu recruiting for an additional youth worker, with the aim of appointing a youth media manager in the near future, who would coordinate the growing number of projects involving young people.